A new book by Michael Griesbach, which chronicles the case documented in Netflix’s acclaimed docu-series Making a Murderer, suggests that Steven Avery is in fact guilty of the charges brought against him.
Griesbach’s new book, “Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach and Making a Murderer,” opposes the growing publicity about efforts to have Avery, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, exonerated.
Michael Griesbach: New book suggests Steven Avery is guilty
“I think it is important for someone to do it,” Griesbach said. “I’m in a position to push back a little bit.”
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Last month, a federal judge overturned the conviction of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was charged with helping his uncle in the killing of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. The judge said Dassey’s conviction was unlawful as the then 16-year-old was coerced into a confession during his interrogation with the police.
Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s new attorney, filed court papers on August 26 – a few days before the release of Grisbach’s book – requesting additional testing of the evidence that led to Avery’s conviction.
An assistant district attorney from Manitowoc County, Grisbach has not been part of Avery’s initial prosecution. He believes the docu-series did not paint the entire picture and that it was harsh on his colleagues, as reported by Bustle.
Michael Griesbach: Making a Murderer filmmakers used clever editing
Griesbach claims in his new book that the makers of Making a Murderer used clever editing and omitted certain parts of the story.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Griesbach’s last book, “Innocent Killer,” chronicles the 1985 sexual assault case for which Avery was wrongfully convicted. Avery had spent 18 years in prison before DNA evidence had proved he was not involved in the crime. In Innocent Killer, Griesbach criticized the officials whose negligent prosecution led to Avery’s conviction.
However, following his recent review of the Halbach case, Griesbach said he is sure Avery is guilty. He added that Making a Murderer was created to emphasize the theory that Avery was wrongfully convicted.